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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

With overall direction from the manager of the BRCF Epigenomics core, this individual will work independently on investigator projects as part of the fee for service activity.This includes, but is not limited to development of assays, sample preparation services and quality control assessments. This individual will also work in collaboration with other BRCF cores for project throughput.


The Epigenomics Core is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual, whose responsibilities will be centered primarily around sample preparation for Chip-Seq, ERRBS/mERRBS, hMeDIP, and bisulfite treatment for sequencing on Illumina platforms. Responsibilities will include sample reception and quantification, quality control (PCR, qPCR, Agilent TapeStation), DNA and RNA extraction, bisulfite treatment of samples for microarray platforms, along with other duties as assigned. Organize sample inventories, perform quality control, maintain and order stock of supplies, solvents and chemicals. Work with others to optimize protocols for sample preparation to gain efficiency outcomes. 

Required Qualifications*

Master's Degree in science. Extensive prior experience in molecular biology (minimum of 5 years) including the following techniques:nuclei isolation from frozen cells/tissues for ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq, nucleic acid extractions and quality control, PCR, quantitative PCR. 
Excellent data recording and organizational skills are required. Proven effective communication skills with customers and colleagues- both written and verbal.  Proven interpersonal skills are required. The applicant should be detail oriented with a willingness to learn new skills and work independently, but still be a team player. Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office programs.

Desired Qualifications*

Ph.D. in science. Prior experience with epigenomics assays, particularly ATAC-Seq and ChIP-Seq.

Work Schedule


Background Screening

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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.